The Apple M2 chip represents a new generation
As predicted in the past, Apple’s newest chip, the APPLE M2, was unveiled today at WWDC 2022, ushering in a new generation of Apple chips designed for the Mac. The M2 chip uses second-generation 5nm technology to deliver industry-leading performance per watt, with CPU speeds up to 18%, GPU performance up to 35%, and neural network engines up to 40% faster. Compared to the M1 chip, the M2 chip has 50% more memory bandwidth and can support up to 24GB of fast unified memory. In addition, the M2 chip brings new custom technologies and greater efficiency to the completely redesigned MacBook Air and the new 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The new CPU features a faster performance core and larger cache. The power-saving core has been significantly enhanced to deliver even better performance. These new features give the M2 chip 18 percent more multi-execution performance than the M1 chip, enabling CPU-intensive tasks such as creating music with multiple layers of effects or applying complex filters to photos to be processed quickly and with less power. Compared to the latest 10-core PC laptop chips, the M2 chip’s CPU delivers nearly twice the performance at the same power consumption.
In addition, the M2 chip uses only a quarter of the power to achieve the peak performance of a PC chip. The latest 12-core PC laptop chips need a lot of energy to get the version up, so they are often used in thicker, hotter, and noisier systems and have shorter battery life. In contrast, the M2 chip can achieve 90% of the peak performance of a 12-core chip using only a quarter of the power consumption.